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Category:   Device (VoIP/Phone/FAX)  >   Cisco IP Phones Vendors:   Cisco
Cisco 7940/7960 IP Phones Can Be Crashed by Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015488
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 14 2006
Original Entry Date:  Jan 13 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 7.1(1)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cisco 7940 and 7960 IP Phones. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A reomte user can send a series of TCP SYN packets to any port on the target phone to trigger a flaw in the phone's IP stack and cause the phone to reload.

The Cisco 7940 and 7960 IP Phones are affected.

Cisco has assigned Cisco bug ID CSCef33398 to this vulnerability.

Cisco credits Knud Erik Hojgaard with reporting this vulnerability.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target phone to reload.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (7.1(1)) to reduce the impact of a denial of service attacks. Normal operations may be affected but the device will not crash and reload.

The vendor's Security Notice is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.

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